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Main Office

Department of
Counseling Psychology

School of Education
335 Education Building
1000 Bascom Mall
MadisonWI  53706-1326

Tel: 608/262-4807
Fax: 608/265-3347

Email: counpsych@education.wisc.edu
or by contact form
The Department of Counseling Psychology is primarily a graduate department, offering an APA-accredited doctoral degree in counseling psychology (PhD) and a master's degree (MS) in counseling specializing in community counseling. The Department emphasizes the integration of multiculturalism and diversity into counseling psychology and is committed to multiculturalism broadly-defined in teaching, research, practice, and service.

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On 8 February 2014, the CP Department Polar Plunge Team, "The Common Chill Factors," took the icy plunge and earned $2,611 for Special Olympics.


Brian Padilla and Aaron Smith, two CP doctoral students who are Education Graduate Research Scholars (Ed-GRS),  presented their dissertation research at the recent Ed-GRS Research Showcase on 13 November 2013.

Brian Padilla presented his research entitled, "Psychological Distress Among Returned Guatemalan Immigrants Separated from Family Members by Deportation."

Aaron Smith presented his research entitled, "Exploring the Role that Religiosity and/or Spirituality Plays in the Appraisal and Coping Processes of Low-Income, African American, Adolescent Males Who Have Been Exposed to Community Violence: A Phenomenological Approach."

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CP Faculty and Students Present at the 2014
American Psychological Association Conference

Listed below are just a few of the recent faculty and student research collaborations that were presented at the recent APA Conference in Washington D.C.:

Relationship Between Masculine Norms and Help-Seeking Behaviors: A Meta-Analysis. By Noah Yulish, Nicholas Oleen-Junk, Christopher Raines, Dr. Francisco Sanchez, and Dr. Bruce Wampold

Social Justice Consciousness: Theoretical Framework and Training Implications. By Nicholas Oleen-Junk, Julia Benjamin, and Dr. Stephen Quintana

No Pudiera Seguirle Sin Ellos: Factors Contributing to Latino/a Immigrants’ Resilience and Well-Being. By Nancy Herrera and Dr. Alberta M. Gloria

Cluster Analysis of Chinese Counselors' Theoretical Orientations of Psychotherapy. By Sufang Sun and Dr. William Hoyt

Undocumented Students' Paradoxical Experiences: But What About Our Families? By Laura Minero

Empirical Basis for the Resolution on Recognition of Psychotherapy Effectiveness. By Dr. Bruce Wampold

University Environment Perception and Student--Instructor Bond: Understanding Undergraduate Processes. By Maleeha Abbas, Christina Frank, Nick Frost, Martin Kivlighan, and Dr. Alberta M. Gloria

Relationships of Self-Efficacy Sources to STEM Social-Cognitive Variables: A Meta-Analysis. By Dr. Angela Byars-Winston, Jacob Diestelmann, Julia Savoy, and Dr. William Hoyt


APA-Accredited Internship Placements
for 2014-2015

Aaronson Chew – VA Long Beach Healthcare System

Marla Delgado-Guerrero
– University of Wisconsin-Madison Counseling and Consultation Services

Martin Kivlighan
– University of Maryland Counseling Center

Rachel Nitzarim
– University of Texas at Austin Counseling and Mental Health Center

Brian Padilla
- Yale University School of Medicine – Psychiatry (primary rotation in Hispanic Clinic)

Chris Ray
– Howard University Counseling Service

Aaron Smith
- Tarzana Treatment Centers – Integrated Behavioral Healthcare


Congratulations to Dr. Mindi Thompson who received the 2014 Early Career Professional Award from the Society for Vocational Psychology at APA in Washington D.C.


Welcome to Dr. Stephanie L. Budge who is a Visiting Assistant Professor for the 2014-2015 academic year. Dr. Budge's research addresses (a) coping, social support and mental health symptoms for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans individuals, and (b) psychotherapy process and outcome. She is highly committed to social justice and in addition to her academic responsibilities provides counseling services through her private practice for trans clients on a free or sliding scale basis.


Faculty Distinguished Achievement
Dr. William T. Hoyt

Excellence in Diversity
Dr. Stephen M. Quintana

The highly regarded national reputation of UW-Madison’s School of Education is due, in large part, to the dedication and talent of its faculty and staff. Each year, the School recognizes some of its most outstanding contributors with School of Education Faculty & Staff Achievement Awards. Two of our CP faculty were honored at the 2014 Award reception and ceremony.


The CP Training Clinic seeks to offer high-quality, cost- efficient, and multiculturally competent psychological and mental health services, including counseling and psychological assessment, to students and residents of Madison and the surrounding areas.

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